Multi-Purpose Pole Trailer
White House, TN United States | 2019
Livestock trailers are used every day and subjected to considerable wear and tear from the animals and transport. Traditionally the trailers are painted, but the end user and manufacturer of this trailer was interested in a more durable and long-lasting coating.
In addition to the normally harsh agriculture environment, this trailer was also going to be used along the coastline, which notoriously attacks painted steel. The solution provided was hot-dip galvanizing to extend the life of the protective coating and therefore the trailer itself.
The manufacturer and galvanizing representative worked closely together on this product to make sure all prep work was correct to produce a good quality galvanized product. An enormous amount of drain and vent holes needed to be applied strategically to ensure the trailer could be dipped and coated successfully. The collaboration of both parties was a huge benefit and will lead to more products being hot-dip galvanized.
In the end, the trailer turned out tremendous, exceeding the expectations of the end user. The trailer will outlast the previously painted models and opens up a new path for more trailers to be hot-dip galvanized in the future.
Original Equipment Manufacturing
Wharton, TX United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Sustainability
Trailer frame (channel steel) , cage (small od pipe), roof (small od pipe)
Derek Treybid/Stacey Forgason
Star Metal Fabrication
AZZ Galvanizing - Houston West
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